Malawi’s netball export, Mwawi Kumwenda, has signed a new one-year extension deal, in New Zealand , the Trans-Tasman Netball League club Tactic have confirmed.
Tactix chief executive Brigit Hearn confirmed the club has offered an extention contract to the 24-year-old Malawian shooter who will be with the club up for the 2015 season.
“We are delighted with her play and more than that, she is adapted to life here. The people of Mainland, too, have really embraced her as a player and made her feel very welcome,” Hearn is quoted as saying in The Press, a New Zealand daily.
The 1.83-metre tall goal shooter has landed 356 goals from 391 attempts (a 91 percent success rate) in their opening nine games — the second highest in the Trans-Tasman Netball League.
According to game analysis reports, Mwawi has scored 40 or more goals in a game on six occasions, producing a season-best of 53 against the Northern Mystics in Christchurch last week.
Mwawi, who is the first Malawi international to feature in the competition, says she loved the challenge of playing against the best netballers in the world on a weekly basis.
“I love it here,” she told Nyasa Times in an online video interview.
“God has been kind to me. I will continue to work hard,” she added.
She could not disclose how worth is her new contract deal, preferring to keep it under wraps.